I'm not around that much, running
Exhausted and lost
If it could be undone
Will it have costed?
It's taught and lost

Blowing away we stray, wilted
Exalted, at fault
What if the day had stayed in bed
These baubles, we've brought
At fault

After the bliss has long ended
This caution, this fault
Give me a breeze that's long-winded
Accosted, adult, arrested


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    This song is really sad. I don't know what it's about but you can tell it's sad by the way Dave sings

    Harry Manbackon July 30, 2002   Link
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    Love this song, all the distortion and different goings on almost makes you feel physically exhausted. I can't understand the lyrics, and in my opinion dave's voice is without emotion in it, all the emotion is wrapped up in the music and distortion

    mxmattdon January 26, 2005   Link
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    This song always gives me chills... it's an awesome way to end the album. The lyrics seem sad, but in a thoughful, reflective way (again, a great final track on the album). It's kind of like, yea, life's tough, but what would it be like if we hadn't tried to live at all? That's the feeling I get, both from the lyrics and the sound of the guitar riff. It's so calming and... ahhh... I love this song.

    cartwheelson October 03, 2006   Link
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    I had no idea what the song meant, but after looking up "accosted" and one of its meanings being "to solicit for sex," it makes more sense.

    The first verse talks about why he feels the need and then if it could be undone will it still cost money? Like... will asking for sex and the act not even happening still cost me because the act is still almost committed, which is bad enough.

    Then the second verse talks about him getting away from the girl he cheated with, never seeing each other again.

    The third is about how he feels... after the sex (bliss) is over, he's left with that terrible feeling of guilt. He wants something to get him away from this scene, but the idea of him being arrested tells him that he's going to have to live with it forever.

    scottypon April 17, 2007   Link
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    Great song. Doesn"t make much sense though.

    nirvana8989on April 13, 2003   Link
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    to my mind one of the best riffs ever.. and i love dave's voice in it

    sergio_0on July 03, 2004   Link
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    This song makes me feel like shit.

    thedopeon February 17, 2005   Link
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    mxmattd, I think the voice he has in the song expresses sadness, which is an emotion.

    Catroaron July 19, 2005   Link
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    This is one of the most beautifully written Foo songs. I believe that its about Dave feeling tired of going all over the world, never being home and just kind of thinking "what if I could leave all this behind".

    FooFanon October 10, 2005   Link
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    I really love this song. The tone of his voice goes perfectly with the lyrics in the song.

    nycait882006on February 12, 2006   Link

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